OUR PROGRAM


Choosing a childcare center is one of the most important decisions families make. At First Baptist Daycare, we offer a fun, safe place where your little ones can grow and learn. The purpose of our program is to provide quality care and education which is dedicated to the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual development of each child. The daily program is planned, but flexible.  Children learn from a variety of developmentally appropriate activities in all areas, with a special emphasis on our integrated Christian curriculums.


  •  Nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack
  •  Inclusive preschool program
  •  Before & After School Program with transportation provided .
  •  Serving all  Alvarado Elementary and Intermediate Schools
  •  Ages 6 weeks - 12 years
  •  Christian based curriculum
  •  Comprehensive PreK program
  •  Low teacher/child ratios
  •  School-age summer program, field trips
  •  Multi-child discount given
  •  Child care assistance accepted (CCMS)
  • Three Star Provider certified by Texas Workforce Commission**
  • Over 80% of staff are CDA Credentialed**
  •  Open door policy, you are welcome to visit your children at any time.
  •  Secure center - all outside doors are locked
  •  All staff have FBI background checks and are fingerprinted.




                                                                     Our Philosophy


“We are Professionals Specializing in Quality Child Care”

We believe each child is unique and special with the potential to grow and learn. Our developmentally-appropriate environment is designed to provide learning opportunities that encourage curiosity, creativity, spontaneity, spirituality, and the importance of ministry. These experiences are extended and enhanced through the guidance of our staff.

As child care professionals, we understand the importance of the formative early years of childhood. The valuable experiences and opportunities for first-time achievements that are presented to young children lay the foundation for higher learning.

It is our objective to create a happy, warm and disciplined environment for our students. Therefore, we will strive to teach manners, fairness, courtesy, and respect for others, while remaining constantly alert to the well-being of our students.

WHAT IS A THREE
 STAR PROVIDER?

 TheTexas Workforce Commisiion has developed standards to define and recognize quality child care programs. In order to be cerified as a Texas Rising Star provider a child care program must meet a variety of strict criteria, including having a well-trained faculty, good staff-child ratios and group sizes, and a comprehensive curriculum, as well as meet stringent health and safety standards.

What is a CDA Credential?


A Child Development Associate (CDA) is an individual who has successfully completed the CDA assessment process and has been awarded the CDA Credential.

  • 480 hours experience working in       childcare
  • 120 hours of formal education/12 college units in child care (within the last five years)
  • 45 hours/4.5 college units in child care to renew CDA every 3 years.   

                                          

 CDA holders are able to meet the specific needs of children and work with parents and other adults to nurture children's physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in a child development framework. The CDA Credential is administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition in Washington DC.